A staffing agency hired by Arizona school districts to tackle the state's severe teacher shortage is testing out a new recruiting strategy: Seek recent graduates in cold-weather states and sell them on the sunny Southwest.
Illinois schools have to cover more than 16,000 teacher absences every week and the state's sub shortage is exacerbating the problem, according to a survey of nearly 400 districts released on Tuesday. Districts nationwide are also confronting sub shortages and making extraordinary efforts to tackle the problem.
Parents appeal an October ruling that concluded that they hadn't sufficiently linked tenure laws with poor student achievement.
Teachers make up about one-third of participants in the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by MIT and Harvard University, according to a new report by researchers at the two institutions.
Lawmakers expect the bill will help school administrators in hard-to-staff rural districts.
They say their union needs to focus more on social justice issues.
To give districts more flexibility in the face of teacher shortages, New York's education department is proposing to modify its regulations on teacher certifications.
If President-elect Donald Trump makes good on his campaign promise to expand school voucher programs, New York City's poor students will suffer, according to an analysis by the United Federation of Teachers.
Like 2016, 2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for reviews of teacher evaluation systems.
A report encourages education schools to take a lesson from Olympic athletes and elite chess players by using a process called "deliberate practice" to improve teacher-candidates' effectiveness.